The four unions representing postal employees have joined forces, once again. This time to oppose, along with a majority of the US Senate and many US Congressmen, the next round of mail processing facility closings recently announced by the USPS.
The USPS plans to close 82 mail processing facilities across the country beginning in January 2015. This action, on top of the plant closings already accomplished, would have a devastating effect on the employment of many clerks, mail-handlers, and city carriers. The continued elimination of processing facilities will also result in more delayed mail, later and later mail receipt times for rural carriers-especially in out-lying offices, and a further deterioration of the service we provide to our customers.
Already, rural carriers have seen “afternoon” dispatch times changes to as early as 10:30 AM. And late-arriving mail means rural carriers out later in the day-often after dark, delivering their routes.
The NRLCA stands firm with the other unions in opposition to further plant closings and further deterioration of the service provided to our postal customers who depend on timely delivery of their mail. You may be approached by members of the other unions who are organizing town hall meetings and other ways of making the public and our law makers and civic leaders aware of what the postal service is planning. We encourage all rural carriers to get involved in the movement. Participate to the extent you feel personally comfortable. Express your views to your representatives in the Senate and Congress, if you feel inclined. Together, we can make a difference!
via News Info.